Biologist and author Rachel Carson warned the world of the potentially dire environmental impact of chemical pesticides in her best-selling 1962 book, Silent Spring. In this living-history program set in 1963, actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays Carson as she discusses her childhood love for the living world, her passion for writing, and her work to awaken the world to the beauty and fragility of nature.
Leslie Goddard is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been performing living history programs in the Chicago area for more than ten years. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, specializing in American studies and U.S. history. In addition to a master's degree in theater, she is a former museum director, educator, and the author of two books on Chicago history. Her nationally recognized presentations have been presented at sites around the country.
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